Isaiah 55:8

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your wayes my wayes, saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, or your ways my ways, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

For not My thoughts [are] your thoughts, Nor your ways My ways, -- an affirmation of Jehovah,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 55:8


55:8 For - If any man injure you, especially if he do it greatly and frequently, you are slow and backward to forgive him. But I am ready to forgive all penitents, how many, and great, and numberless soever their sins be.


Discussion for Isaiah 55

  • Judith
    This chapter is very rich. it talks about God's uniqueness, mercy, provision and protection. If we key into this verse, we will be richly blessed.
  • Anne
    This chapter is a call to come to Christ. Come and dine the Master calls. Salvation is free we just have to receive it.
    To God be the Glory.
  • BSP
    Verse 7 shows how abundant God's forgiveness is. As long as one is truly repentant and they leave their bad course behind then they can be sure that God will forgive them.
  • Isabella
    In verse 9, The Bible teaches that Jehovah God thoughts are higher than our own thoughts. Because he is perfect, even his ways are unreachably high.
  • Daniel
    I agree, God is Jesus Christ and his father is the most high God he is my father not my religion I put all my faith and all my hope that he gave me as the anchor of my soul that I might be part of his kingdom.
  • Pamela Quinn
    I love this verse,I,m going to give it to my children and grand children.I think they would truly understand if they read,I did thank you .God bless.